Students in Classroom

Mason Core Courses

All undergraduates seeking a baccalaureate degree from George Mason University must complete the Mason core (general education) requirements. The requirements and the recommended courses that fulfill these requirements are listed below.

  • Written Communication (lower level) – ENGH 101 or 100 (for non-native speakers)
  • Oral Communication – COMM 100 or 101
  • Information Technology – IT 103, or a combination of CS 112 and one of the following CS 105, ENGR 107 or PHIL 112
  • Quantitative Reasoning (completed by college requirement in the School of Business)
  • Literature
  • Fine Arts
  • Western Civilization – HIST 100 or 125
  • Global Understanding
  • Social and Behavior Sciences (completed by college requirement for the School of Business)
  • Natural Sciences (General Education requires only 7 credits but the School of Business requires 8 credits and recommends a lab science sequence)
  • Written Communication (upper level) – ENGH 302 (business section recommended).  Prerequisite: 45 credits hours and completion of ENGH 101 or 100 and Literature.
  • Synthesis – SOM 498. Taken after completion of all School of Business core courses and at least 90 credits.

See the University Catalog for course descriptions.

George Mason University School of Business

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 15 percent of all AACSB accredited business schools, the School of Business is one of only 10 percent of business schools worldwide that is accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.





Main Campus
School of Business
4400 University Drive, MS 1B1
Enterprise Hall
Fairfax, VA 22030

AACSB Accreditation